Mutiny: Osinbajo speaks to Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire's leaders

Mutiny: Osinbajo speaks to Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire's leaders

- The Nigerian government is continually showing interest in the military crisis in Cote d’Ivoire

- A small group of soldiers had rebelled against the country's government over delay in their salaries

- The Nigerian government is making moves to end the impasse

A statement from the presidency has said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has been in phone discussions with Ivorian and Liberian presidents, regarding a peaceful resolution of the military mutiny in Cote d'Ivoire.

In a series of tweets via its Twitter page, the presidency noted the readiness of the federal government to work with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other West African leaders to pursue a quick resolution of the situation.

Mutiny: Osinbajo speaks to Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire's presidents

Acting President Osinbajo has been in talks with his counterparts in Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire to find a solution to the crisis

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On Wednesday, May 17, Aso Rock condemned the recent mutiny by a small fraction of Cote d’Ivoire's armed forces, against the government.

In a statement posted on the Nigerian Presidency Twitter page, the Nigerian government expressed strong and unflinching support for President Alassane Ouattara, commending him for his ongoing efforts at resolving the crisis.

The statement urged all parties to exercise maximum restraint, remain calm and continue dialogue.

"We urge the mutineers to return to their barracks and refrain from any action capable of undermining peace, security and democracy in Cote d'Ivoire.

"We urge the people of Cote d’Ivoire to remain steadfast in their support for the government and to refrain from giving support to the mutineers in the overall interest of the peace, tranquility, good order and prosperity of Côte d'Ivoire," the statement said.

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